Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP)

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Monday May 22, 2023 | Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE. | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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PST0430-202302  22 May 2023  26 May 2023  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  USD 2950  Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE.   Register
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PST0430-202101  29 Nov 2021  03 Dec 2021  VIRTUAL TRAINING  USD 2950  Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE. 
PST0430-202201  05 Sep 2022  09 Sep 2022  VIRTUAL TRAINING  USD 2950  Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE. 
PST0430-202202  10 Oct 2022  14 Oct 2022  VIRTUAL TRAINING  USD 2950  Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE. 
PST0430-202203  19 Dec 2022  23 Dec 2022  VIRTUAL TRAINING  USD 2950  Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE. 
PST0430-202301  30 Jan 2023  03 Feb 2023  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  USD 2950  Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE. 
Monday May 22, 2023 | Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE. | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Become recognized as a maintenance and reliability professional by attaining internationally recognized certification from the respectable and recognized certifying body Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

Achieving this recognition status allows you to validate your knowledge and experience in a recognized and documented manner as well as opens doors to endless possibilities within your organization or within any world-class organization.


The CMRP certification is built on the principal of combined work experience and course work in the field of maintenance, reliability and asset management.

The requirements set forth by the society of maintenance and reliability professionals (SMRP) the certifying body for the CMRP follows the bellow Body of Knowledge (BOK).

  • Pillar 1: Business and Management
  • Pillar 2: Manufacturing Process Reliability
  • Pillar 3: Equipment Reliability
  • Pillar 4: Organization & Leadership
  • Pillar 5: Work Management
Monday May 22, 2023 | Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE. | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Day 1
Manufacturing Process Reliability

This subject area relates maintenance and reliability activities to the manufacturing process of the organization to ensure that maintenance and reliability activities improve the manufacturing process.

1.1 Understand the applicable processes

  • Document process flow
  • Understand process parameters
  • Understand quality specifications

1.2 Apply process improvement techniques

  • Identify production losses
  • Establish continuous improvement process

1.3 Manage effects of change to processes and equipment

  • Establish change protocol
  • Update documentation
  • Update procedures

1.4 Maintain processes in accordance with applicable standards and regulations

  • Understand industry standards
  • Understand regulatory requirements
  • Ensure compliance

Day 2
Equipment Reliability
This subject area describes two kinds of activities that apply to the equipment and processes for which the maintenance and reliability professional is accountable. First are those activities used to assess the current capabilities of the equipment and processes in terms of their reliability, availability, maintainability, and criticality. Second are the activities used to select and apply the most appropriate maintenance practices, so that the equipment and processes continue to deliver their intended capabilities in the safest and most cost-effective manner.

2.1 Determine equipment reliability expectations

  • Identify reliability goals
  • Identify process expectations

2.2 Evaluate equipment reliability and identify improvement opportunities

  • Measure and track performance
  • Determine best demonstrated performance
  • Analyze gaps

2.3 Establish a strategic plan to assure reliability of existing equipment

  • Identify appropriate analysis techniques
  • Develop maintenance strategy and tactics

2.4 Establish a strategic plan to assure reliability of new equipment

  • Establish reliability specifications
  • Establish acceptance criteria
  • Obtain complete documentation

2.5 Cost-justify selected plans for implementation

  • Conduct cost benefit analysis
  • Communicate benefits
  • Obtain approval

2.6 Implement selected plans to assure equipment reliability

  • Apply reliability strategies
  • Establish organization structure
  • Provide resources

2.7 Review reliability of equipment and adjust reliability strategy

  • Assess key performance indicators
  • Analysis deviations
  • Identify relevant best practices
  • Implement continuous improvement
  • Case Study/Exercise: Developing a criticality structure, conduct criticality ranking.

Day 3
Work Management

This subject area focuses on the skills used to get the maintenance and reliability work done. It includes planning and scheduling activities, quality assurance of maintenance activities, stores and inventory management.

3.1 Identify, validate, and approve work

  • Establish work identification processes
  • Select and approve viable work

3.2 Prioritize work

  • Develop formal prioritizing system
  • Implement formal prioritizing system

3.3 Plan work

  • Develop job package
  • Including scope and procedures
  • Including materials and tools
  • Including testing

3.4 Schedule work

  • Develop scheduling process
  • Produce work schedule
  • Balance resources
  • Monitor backlog
  • Manage break-in work

3.5 Execute work

  • Manage labor
  • Manage material and services
  • Control productivity
  • Ensure EHS compliance

3.6 Document work

  • Create post work document process
  • Record failure events and failure modes

3.7 Analyze work and follow-up

  • Compare actual work with plan
  • Identify variances

3.8 Measure work management performance

  • Establish performance indicators
  • Report schedule compliance and rework

3.9 Plan and execute projects

  • Define scope
  • Estimate project and life cycle costs
  • Apply critical path methods
  • Track progress
  • Coordinate staffing

3.10 Use information technologies effectivelyt

  • Leverage capabilities of data historian
  • Process control systems
  • Condition monitoring software
  • EAM,CMMS systems functionality

3.11 Manage resources and materials

  • Control materials inventory
  • Manage spares and equipment
  • Establish MRO procurement process
  • Manage contractors
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis
  • Criticality Analysis
  • Pm Optimization
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Capital Project Management
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Ultrasound Testing
  • Alignment and Balancing
  • Motor Testing
  • Machinery Lubrication
  • Case Study/Exercise: Conducting FMEA study followed by criticality based task selection
  • Non Destructive Testing
  • Infrared Thermal Imaging
  • Asset Condition Information
  • Oil Analysis
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Operator Driven Reliability
  • MRO Spares Management
  • Defect Elimination
  • Computerized Maintenance Management
  • Systems (CMMS)
  • Operational Excellence
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Physical Asset Management
  • Human Capital Management
  • Integrity
  • Competency Based Learning
  • Executive Sponsorship

Day 4
This subject area describes processes for assuring that the maintenance and reliability staff is the most qualified and best assigned to achieve the maintenance and reliability organization goals.

4.1 Determine organizational requirements

  • Review strategic plan
  • Determine required skills
  • Determine required staffing levels

4.2 Analyze organizational capability

  • Inventory staff skills
  • Determine performance gaps

4.3 Develop the organization structure

  • Establish reporting channels
  • Determine roles
  • Determine responsibilities
  • Manage reorganization

4.4 Develop personnel

  • Provide training
  • Obtain needed expertise
  • Delineate career paths

4.5 Lead and manage people

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Assess performance
  • Promote cooperative work environment
  • Facilitate communication
  • Case Study/Exercise: Developing the appropriate management structure to assign and manage these tasks as well as follow up and track

Day 5
Business and Management

This subject area describes the skills used to translate an organization’s business goals into appropriate maintenance and reliability goals that support and contribute to the organization’s business results.

5.1 Create Strategic direction and plan for M&R operations

  • Provide vision and direction
  • Provide clear and measurable goals

5.2 Administer Strategic plan

  • Develop support
  • Obtain approval and resources
  • Implement plans

5.3 Measure Performance

  • Select key performance indicators
  • Track and report

5.4 Manage organizational plan

  • Develop change management process
  • Communicate benefits

5.5 Communicate with stakeholders

  • Provide management reports
  • Inform staff
  • Coordinate with operations

5.6 Manage environmental-health-safety risk

  • Support community EHS goals
  • Support security goals
  • Conform to applicable regulations
  • Provide EHS training
  • Case Study/Exercise: Performing basic data analytics using exponential and weibull distributions
Monday May 22, 2023 | Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE. | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Global players in almost every industry prefer if not require their staff and or potential talent to be able to hit the ground running and it is becoming more of a common practice for them to request their employees or potential talent pool to achieve certification as a certified maintenance and reliability professional CMRP through the SMRP certifying body.

Monday May 22, 2023 | Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE. | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Maintenance and Reliability Professionals
  • Production/Operations Professionals
  • Senior Engineering, Maintenance and Reliability Managers
Monday May 22, 2023 | Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE. | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ahmed D., PHD, CMRP, CRE, PE.

Asset Managemenet Expert


Ahmed is the CEO and President of Operational Excellence Experts Consultant and Training with 20 years experiences in asset management, technical asset integrity management, asset management, maintenance and reliability. Ahmed is a Member on several committees of the ISO 55000 standard development. He is Founder and Chairman of the board of the Egyptian Society for Asset Management Professionals. Ahmed Developed Reliability Departments and consulting divisions for GE (Bentley Nevada), Meridium, SKF in Middle East and Africa as well as several customer companies

Position and Credentials:

  • Certified through the Institute of Asset Management (UK) as organization preparation facilitator / service provider respectively for the ISO 55000 (Asset Management) and ISO 31000 (Risk Management) standards.
  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP)
  • Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE)
  • Certified vibration analyst level 1 (BINDT)
  • Certified ultrasonic testing specialist (BINDT)
  • Certified Oil Analyst 3 and lubrication program developer (NOREA)
  • Certified Instructor (OSHA (Several areas))
  • Certified Investigator (Taproot)
  • Certified Fire Investigator (OSHA)
  • Certified Thermographic Imaging analyst 3 (FLIR)
  • Certified RCM Facilitator (SKF / Aladon)
  • Certified RBI Specialist and Inspection program developer (API) (API 580, 581, 570, 510)
  • Certified Facilitator (GE)
  • Certified Presenter and Public Speaker (GE)